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pistorius behind bars. prosecutor's plan to argue he committed premeditated murder. reeva steenkamp was shot four times inside her bathroom door last friday. >> it is a tragic circle of events and we can only give him support at this time. >> meantime a private funeral for reeva steenkamp is planned for tomorrow. her body was if returned to her home town yesterday. they featured a show with the 20-year-old. reeva steenkamp's family was not opposed because reeva steenkamp withinned everybody to see it. >>> mccreed did i died in her home, she shot herself and her dog. there are reports that she was having a tough time dealing with the loss of her boyfriend. mccreeddy is known for her hit and her song 10,000 angels. >>> coming up, a warning for angels, headed to a famous destination, why they could be headed there in that country. >>> and for the daytona race this weekend, we will show you who won, we will show you did it is such a major achievement. . >>> time now 4:43, venezuela president hugo chavez has returned home and it comes after treatment and surgery for cancer. venezuela president h
with his girlfriend reeva steenkamp before the killing and they told the magistrate today that oscar pistorius strapped on his prosthetic leg, went to the bathroom door and fired four shots as he cowered inside. three bullets found their marks and there was no saying her. the lawyer says a different story, one of a legless athlete in fear when he thought it was an intruder who entered his home and then his bathroom. the lawyer read from a statement. it reads in part, i believe that when the intrude truther came out the toilet we would be in grave danger. i fired shots at toilet door and shouted to reeva to phone the police. she did not respond. pistorius denied that he strapped on his legs until after the shooting when he says he tried to use them to kick the door down. when it failed he bashed it in with a cricket bat and found his giovz body inside. that is his story. earlier i spoke with a man that says he has known pistorius for 15 years and he has never known him to be especially violent. by coincidence he happens to be the sketch artist for the courtroom proceeding and he said
girlfriend. prosecutors alleged that he shot 29-year-old reeva steenkamp four time through the bathroom door of his home last thursday. he looked grim and solemn as prosecutors described what happened. his lawyer says it was accidental. a bail hearing comes on the same day as a private memorial service for reeva steenkamp. two of his sponsors, nike and oakley have distanced themselves from him. nike says it has no plans to use him in an upcoming campaigns. >> opening statements set to begin today in the trial of a man accused of killing a largo mother and daughter. jason scott faces first-degree murder and other charges in the death of ebony and delores dewitt. he's also suspected of killing another mother and daughter from a largo the earlier that year. is already serving a 100-year prison sentence on unrelated charges. >> grief counselors will be on hand at suitland high school as students more loss of a classmate. >> prince george's county police are trying to figure out who shot and killed a 15-year-old boy and why. the murder happened monday afternoon on 20th avenue in hillcrest heights
of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp, found shot four times, police said. reeva steenkamp, a cover girl, lost to graduate, was set to give a valentine's day talk about empowering women. instead, her family spoke about her. >> she had her life cut short and she's with the angels. >> the world is used to seeing oscar pistorius as the fastest man on no legs, making histo, but now he is emotional, the keys and in jail. >> he will have to stay in jail until his bond hearing next week. questions were raised about mistaken identity, and is it possible that reeva steenkamp could have been mistaken for an intruder. police emphasize that that information did not come from them. >> covering the nation, police confirmed the chart the names found in a burnt cabin in california are in fact christopher dorner. the identification was made through dental examination. the former lapd officer engaged in a deadly shootout with deputies before the cab and went out -- up in flames. he was on the run before police found him hiding in a remote cabin. >> now, your insta weather plus forecast with meteorologist
, reeva steenkamp, who was shot to death in his home. abc is reporting she was shot four times. >> she was always willing to listen to you, give you advise. >> it doesn't feel real yet. >> some neighbors are reeling, others are interviewed by police as witnesses. there are reports of an argument or shouting the scene home, and the two were the only ones there. there is no sign of forced entry and police have been called to the house before for allegations of domestic violence. early local media reports hinted oscar pistorius may have mistaken reeva steenkamp for an intruder but police say they have no evidence of that. (inaudible). the investigation is ongoing. we don't know where this report came from. >> reeva steenkamp was one of 100 sexiest women in the world two years running and a law school graduate. on twitter she posted messages urging women to stand up against abuse and yesterday this, what do you have up your sleeve if your love tomorrow? >> reeva steenkamp was a great, fun presence of a person. >> oscar pistorius 8 appear in court at 9:00 tomorrow morning in south africa lo
are emerging about what happened inside the house. police believe reeva steenkamp slept in his same bed as pistorious. she ran into the bathroom and locked herself inside where she was shot in the head, hand and arm. police reportedly found a bloody bat. the runner's family visited him at a pre toria police station over the weekend and are standing by him. >> we have had overwhelming support for oscar from a lot of fans on a global scale. >> reporter: locals prayed for police stores and reeva steenkamp sunday -- for pistorious and reeva steenkamp sunday. >> the funeral is tomorrow, the same day pistorious is scheduled to return to court. >>> about 35,000 people took to the streets, all to urge the president to take action when it comes to climate change. >> the rally was called forward on climate, also calling the president to reject the keystone pipeline, which if completed will run from canada all the way to texas. president obama has endorsed building the southern half of the pipeline, which, if it is constructed, begins in cushing, oklahoma. >>> we are expecting a beautiful presiden
in custody charged with shooting model reeva steenkamp. cbs reporter kelly cob yay yea says the 26-year-old family believes it was a tragic accident. >> reporter: lawyers for oscar pistorius met with him today as did his grandmother at the pretoria police station where he's been held since arrest on valentine's day. speaking on the family's behalf his uncle arnold pistorius. >> our entire family is devastated we are in a state of total shock. >> reporter: the upscale home where girlfriend reeva steenkamp was found dead is still taped off. she was reportedly shot four times through a closed bathroom door. with a gun owned by pistorius. early reports suggested the hero athlete thought he was shooting an intruder. south africa has one of the highest violent crime rates in the world. 40 murdered a day on average. millions live in gated communities with panic alarms and guns. last november, pistorius tweeted that he mistook the washington machine for a robber -- washing machine for a robber and quote -- prosecutors say this was murder not a mistake. while pistorius didn't yet enter a plea th
his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. the 26-year-old appeared in court to try to win his freedom on a bill before facing trial. the prosecution did and he got up from bed, put on his press political legs, and walk a few meters before shooting his girlfriend to the door. her funeral has been held in port elizabeth. being taken to the crematorium. he says that her death was an accident and that he thought she was an intruder. >> there is a space missing inside of the people that she knew that cannot be filled again. we are going to keep all the positive things we remember about my sister. we will try to continue with of the things she tried to make better. we will miss her. >> let's take you to the courthouse where oscar pistorius appeared in earlier in pretoria. hearing lasted about an hour or ford was adjourned. we learned a few things about the case. amount.arned a huge he try histion says weapon four time into block the door of the bathroom, behind which reeva steenkamp, his girlfriend, was hiding. knowing that she was staying if he got it was a burglar, why did he not first check our wh
killed his girlfriend of three months, reeva steenkamp in cold blood, deliberately firing those four shots through his toilet room door behind which reeva steenkamp was cowering. pistorius should not be released on bail. the defense rejects this position. yesterday pistorius's defense lawyer reading from an affidavit painted a different picture of a loving but very vulnerable man who received death threats in the early morning hours of february 149 and without his legs on he became fearful according to this affidavit after hearing noise in the bathroom that there was an intruder in the house and only after he fired those shots and called out to reeva steenkamp to phone the police did he realize his tragic mistake and that it was she who was in the bathroom. but the prosecution is, again, drawing a different picture. it's claiming pistorius and his girlfriend had a row, there was nonstop shouting coming from his home before he took the time to put on his artificial legs and walk 20 feet to that toilet room door and fired those shots. the judge will now need to determine which picture
're hearing from the mother of reeva steenkamp for the first time since her daughter was found dead on valentine's day. >> june steenkamp wondering why her daughter had to die. >> reporter: an explosive life support in major south african newspaper. the are theed city press says multiple police sources say a bloody cricket bat found in the home after the shooting of his cover model girlfriend is a key piece of evidence, possibly used in an argument leading up to her fatal shooting. police officials refuse to discuss the claim. >> i can promise you, with the knowledge i've got, he'll come up right. >> reporter: and now controversy over the premier of a reality show reeva steenkamp has recently taped. a special tribute, but under fire for cruising the last words on her series. >> the way you grow up, not only the journey in the life, the way you grow up, makes an impact in a positive or negative way. >> reporter: some south africans have called for the series to be canceled. but the family wants her memory to live on on national tv. bazi kanani, abc news. >> in addiction to asking why
the charge to premeditated murder. reeva steenkamp was shot four times through a bathroom door. oscar pistorius returns to court tomorrow and funeral services start tomorrow for reeva steenkamp. >>> jerry has died at the age of 80, they said it was due to kidney failure and had been hospitalized for an undisclosed cancer. he led them to 10 nba championships and now the team is the most be loved sports franchise and now costing $1 billion. >>> coach montgomery is under the spotlight after he appeared to have pushed one of the players versus usc. live at uc berkeley with the reaction on campus, good afternoon, brian. >> reporter: good afternoon, torii, here is more on what students are reacting to, take a listen. >> with the junior who was all conference last year, words were exchanged, richard solomon... >> reporter: mike montgomery is talking. >> i understand he said don't push me. >> it is not like you are going to take an extreme example of bobby knight throwing chairs across the floor, i don't think that is his reputation. people with come across and make mistakes and when you reco
and his girlfriend reeva steenkamp had a fight on valentine's day and that the children by shooting through the bathroom door where she was hiding. he said the killing was accidental as he thought someone had broken into his home. the judge says he must offer exceptional reasons for him to be freed on bail after being charged with premeditated murder. >> looking at business news, a victory for costco workers and it may impact many in our area. >> last week's time dillon getting a closer look by the sec and the fbi. linda bell joins us to explain those stories and more. good morning. there's a report on housing starts. it will give us a closer look at how many new homes are under construction. ahead of that, stock-index futures are little changed. the deal involving heinz ketchup last week is getting a closer look. the fbi is looking into a criminal probe of trading anomalies. they noticed suspicious trading through an account at goldman sachs and that was a day before warren buffett announced a takeover. 13,000 costco workers have a new three-year contract as members of the union ra
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with premeditated murder and in his girlfriend's death. prosecutors say he shot 29-year- old reeva steenkamp four times through a bathroom door and his home last thursday. he looked solemn as prosecutors described what happened. the bail hearing comes on the same day that she will be laid to rest. opening statements are expected to begin today in the trial of a man accused of killing a largo mother and her daughter. jason scott faces first-degree murder and other charges in the death of delores and ebony dewitt. their bodies were found in a burning car in march of 2009. he is also suspected of killing another mother and daughter from a largo earlier that year. he's already serving a 100 years sentenced on unrelated charges. 5:06, 37 degrees on this tuesday. >> much more ahead. a new push to get cuba to release a rockville man who is captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> good morning, washington. meteorologist jacqui jeras. we are about 15 degrees warmer this morning that we were yesterday morning. that is the good news. if you don't like wet weather, that's the bad
reeva steenkamp. authorities say the 26-year-old pistorius shot steenkamp four times early thursday morning at his home. pistorius a double amputee make olympic history when he computed in the summer games on his carbon fiber blade legs. what is the very latest on this investigation? >> at this moment, oscar pistorius is making his way to the courthouse. this will be the first moment that he will officially face the charge of murder. it's such a far cry of how he was viewed in this country and around the world a few days ago. his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp this was the hollywood version of a power couple. as the hours move on and as details emerge, the scenario what took place in his home on valentine's day is appearing to be much more disturbing. oscar pistorius covers himself with a coat as he makes his way to the magistrate's court in south africa where he faces a charge of murder. this comes after he spent valentine's day being questioned by police, subjected to standard blood tests and after a night spent in jail. it's an incredible fall from grace from grace for the man dubbe
on the death of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. more from pretoria. >> who would have thought a week ago i would be sitting here speaking about oscar pistorius facing murder charms. on tuesday, he will be facing a magistrate, and the state is asking not just that he has murder charges, but it's premeditated murder. we know his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, was supposed to be at the house for the night. her overnight bag and ipad were there. and we know according to an official he shot her four times through a closed bathroom door. and afterward, he carried her down the stairs in his house. and she was still alive at that moment. there are also then those rumors that sensed there was some sort of bloodied cricket bat. what was that used for? we'll find out hopefully in court and we can't remember reeva steenkamp. gets buried tomorrow, her parents, only child, friends have to say good bye to a young woman who seemed so beautiful and bubbly, and, of course, everybody here, asking that same question. why? why did he do it? what was the motivation? no answers on that one either. we'll keep you p
between oscar pistorius and his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. they say at that point steenkamp ran into the bathroom and then into a toilet cub cubicle whichs within that bathroom and shut the door. they say that oscar pistorius took the time to actually put on his prosthetic legs, then walked into the bathroom, took aim at that toilet cubicle door, shot four times hitting reeva steenkamp and they said, quote, it is our respectful argument that preplanning or premeditation do not require months of planning. if i ready myself and walk a distance with the intention to kill someone, it is premeditated, and they said reeva steenkamp, quote, couldn't go anywhere. you can run nowhere. it must have been horrific, shep. >> i guess there was no bail granted. >> the hearing continues tomorrow. >> all right. but today before we get to that, a funeral service. >> >> reporter: yes. the funeral service was held for reeva steenkamp hundreds of miles in the southern south africasouth african town of port policelizabeth. herrellives not surprisingly didn't want to talk about today's bail hearing. t
dead reeva steenkamp at his home. the hearing has been put off until tuesday. here are live pictures from outside the court. waiting to catch a glimpse of pistorius as he lives -- as he leaves. cameras are not allowed in the courtroom. >> olympic runner oscar pistorius arrives at magistrate court after spending the night in police competency -- in police custody. police say they are investigating a case of murder. >> at this stage we can confirm that a young woman did die on the scene of gunshot wounds. a 26-year-old man has been arrested and has been charged with murder. >> my name is reeva. >> she was 30 years old, a law graduate, and a well-known model. >> at the end of the day, we will all know the story, the true story, and must never forget what reeva stood for. she loved people emma she loved everybody. -- she loved people, she loved everybody. >> in south africa it is going to damage his image because he is so famous. it definitely will affect him. >> i think his opinion will come out very soon and we will hear the whole story because now the facts are dodgy so we do not know
pistorius could have been surprised when reeva steenkamp arrived at house hours earlier with her overnight bag and another discrepancy, oscar pistorius says after the shooting, he put on the legs and tried to kick down the bathroom door but wash -- bashed it in with a bat with multiple reports saying it was covered with blood. reeva steenkamp was laid to rest while he was sobbing in court. >> face is missing inside all people that she knew. that space cannot be filled. we will keep all the positive things we remember and know about my sister. >> we are family. >> abc is reporting steroids were found in his home and they are testing had his blood for the drug that can cause aggressive rage. >> our meteorologist, mike nicco, a busy morning. >> rain out there and much needed rain. the last time we had rain was january 24. not a world beater but helping out the cause since it has been so dry. here are the multiplayers of clouds keeping our temperatures in the mid-40's to low 50's, and they are not through yet. i will show you where the rain is now and where it will move for the afternoon and e
reeva steenkamp they're trying to enter that the bullets were entered downward the prosecution claims that it's premeditated that he put on his legs, went to the door and fired four shots through this door striking reeva steenkamp three times. they're trying to prove the point that he has guns and that they have found unlicensed ammunition, another charge they want to bring against him. in addition to this, they also, police have said they have found steroids, needles in the house, they claim, you know, this could be another bad thing for pistorius, it could affect his p paralympic medals. >>> the obama administration is reportedly set to unveil a new strategy to strike back against cyber espionage, new information as chinese government is behind thousands of cyber attacks. what are we expecting to hear from the white house today. >> reporter: mara, good morning. the white house is going to release a new report on steps to protect u.s. trade secrets. it could include new fines and trade actions in this report just yesterday. indicating that the chinese government and specifically the
in prison. >> reporter: as he pled his case in court this morning, reeva steenkamp's res mains were taken to a church in her home town where family and friends gathered for a memorial service. >> there is a space missing inside all the people that she knew. it can't be filled again. we're going to keep all the positive things that we remember and know about my sister and we will try to continue with the things that she tried to make better. we'll miss her. >> it is only one thing missing, reeva. we've got to get -- >> reporter: before the tragedy, oscar pistorius and reeva steenkamp were south africa's hottest new couple. her modeling career was just taking off and oscar was a national hero. the first double amputee to run in the olympics. >> i perceive myself not being able to grow up to do any things other people can do. >> reporter: the world saw him as a charming and soft hearted fighter. but some who knew him say he had a short temper and was often paranoid about his safety. south africa has one of the highest crime rates in the world. espn reporter jeremy spent time with him. >> osc
family. >> yes, indeed. the parents of reeva steenkamp are a very private family. they lived in their old homes with their dogs. they did not want the spotlight during the service. we have been cordoned off and we stayed outside the crematorium. but there's still a huge presence of local and national media. >> have any public statements been made on behalf of the family? >> yes, indeed. after the service came, adam steenkamp and his uncle came to speak to us. >> thank you very much. coming to us from the funeral of reeva steenkamp in port elizabeth today. in other news in brief, police in brussels are looking for a gang who drove on to the tarmac of an international airport and stole $50 million from the hall of an airplane. these marked men used two vehicles to crash through the fence around the airport. within minutes they had made their way to the airplane. the number of civilians killed in afghanistan has fallen for the first time in six years according to a u.n. report. there was a slight increase in the number of civilians injured last year. [indiscernible] has walked away from a sp
, that he shot and killed reeva steenkamp accidentally because he thought she was an intruder. but because he was so distraught, his lawyer actually had to read the statement for him. here's what the lawyer read in court, a part of the larger affidavit that was filed in this case. listen. >> i am an adult male, south african citizen and applicant in this application and seek to be released on bail. i make this affidavit of my own free will and have not been influenced. contents is true and correct. i failed to understand how i could be charged with murder. let alone premeditated murder. because i had no intention to kill my girlfriend. i have been informed that i have been accuse kd of murder. i deny the accusation. nothing can be further from the truth, that i planned the murder of my girlfriend. i have no intention to relocate as i love my country. i deny that i committed murder in the strongest point, even though i don't have to, i want to deal with these allegations. reeva had bought me a pren for valentine's day. i loved her. i in he she felt the same way. on february 13th, reeva woul
gun and fired through the bathroom door, thinking that reeva steenkamp was in their bed. when he realized she wasn't, he said it filled him with horror and fear. but the prosecution argues that pistorius knew steenkamp was hiding in the bathroom after an argument, and that he put on his artificial legs, walked 20 feet from the bedroom before opening fire. the prosecution won the first round in court today. oscar pistorius will be charged with premeditated murder. the onus is on the defense to show that there are exceptional circumstances to convince the judge to allow him out on bail. his lawyers argued over the manner of her death. reeva steenkamp was laid to rest in her hometown of port elizabeth. her uncle, mike steenkamp, spoke of his grief. >> reporter: the track star has earned millions over the years from his running career, but now, his sponsors are starting to desert him. he's a rich man, but also a frightened one. he said he's received death threats, which is why he was so quick to reach for his gun. in his affidavit, oscar pistorius said the couple were deeply in love
anyone mentioned reeva steenkamp's name. the judge up graded the charge against him to premeditated murder. we're hearing pistorius's version of what happened that tragic night in his own words, about a minute away. >>> also the shooter in the sandy hook elementary school killings may have gotten his motivation from the norway massacre in 2011. adam lanza saw himself in direct competition with anders breivik. breivik hunted down and shot 69 people at a youth camp you'll remember after killing 8 others in a bombing in downtown oslo. a spokesman for connecticut state police calls the report inaccurate speculation at the moment. >>> and this in belgium, thieves making off with $50 million worth of diamond. eight masked robbers driving two cars on to a tarmac at brussels airport stealing those diamonds from a cargo hold on a plane and getting away. the gems were en route from the antwerp world diamond center in zurich in switzerland. >>> now back to the courtroom in south africa. that is where oscar pistorius cried uncontrollably today. the judge had to stop the bail hearing, ask him to
of murdering his own girlfriend, a magazine cover girl reeva steenkamp. police say he shot her not just once but four times. he is due in court tomorrow for a bail hearing and prosecutors are expected to start describing the evidence they have on him. so far, no nothing for the people. reeva steenkamp's mother, just like that she is gone, in a blink of an eye and single breath, most beautiful person who ever lived is no longer here all we want is answers, answers to why this had to happen. why our beautiful daughter had to die like this. chief correspondent jonathan hunt is looking into it. there are indications at least that steroids may have played a part here. >> reporter: they found steroids in pistorius's house and they immediately ordered blood tests on the athlete. they want to find out what level if any, of steroids were in his body at the time. before being here, his attorney might try to use that as a defense saying he was suffering from so-called roid rage. if, indeed, there was any rage involved in this killing, then they are also looking at texts that reeva steenkamp allegedly g
was charged with the murder of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. they canceled this so he could focus on legal proceedings. >> a shocking incident on a delta flight. a minneapolis mother says her son is traumatized as a man slapped her son and called him a racial slur. he began to cry as they were landing. a man next to bennet told her to shut up and used the n-word then slapped the child. >> i couldn't believe he'd say that and then to hit him -- i felt like i was in another world. >> the suspect, 60 year old joe hundley is from idaho. the techc company where he works suspended him until an investigation is complete. we have more snow in one part of the northeast tonight. wehre a foot of snow will fall. >> what does the work >> a week ago people in massachucets cleaned up after the snow but now they have more on the way not as much as last week but enough to add insult to injury. >> we're not used to the 1.5 inches we got. >> boston, five inches fell from this storm not compared to the 28-5040 inches from last week. it is windy and cold and will be the next several hours. the wind chill -- ou
to get seats inside. >> also happening this morning, reeva steenkamp's family will lay her to rest along the southern coast of south africa. we have a reporter in port elizabeth near the site of steenkamp's funeral. >> reporter: i'm outside of victoria park crematorium in the sea side town in the eastern cape where friends and family of reeva steenkamp have gathered to pay their last respects. more than 1,000 kilometers from here at the court, oscar pistorius is appearing in a court of law accused of her murder. state prosecutors are arguing that this was premeditated murder saying that oscar pistorius armed himself, attached his legs and shot her repeatedly through a bathroom door. oscar hipistorius's defense is saying he thought she was a burglar. this went on in the morning with oscar pistorius sobbing uncontrolably at times. and here people just want two answers, why did this happen? two, a person they describe as kind and loving and someone who everybody, they say, loved back. cnn, port elizabeth. >> of course, pistorius is appearing in court this morning. we'll have more coverage s
that came out this morning, the victim in this case, his girlfriend reeva steenkamp who was a model had actually taped a reality show. and it is set to actually premiere i believe this weekend. are they still going ahead with that show on television? >> reporter: this is also rubbing a lot of people the wrong way, ashleigh. yes, reeva steenkamp was a cover model. he was an aspiring tv star, similar to what you have in the u.s. and the program she shot in jamaica last year, young people wearing bikinis and frolicking around. the producers of the show say they will go ahead with plans to air the program it airs tomorrow in south africa. preceded by a tribute to reeva steenkamp. let me just read to you what the executive producer said, samantha moon, she said the reason they're going ahead with this because is reeva was a beautiful and intelligent woman. it's unimaginable what her family is going through. they've lost their 22-year-old daughter in what was a horrific crime and now they have to watch her on this show beginning tomorrow. >> thank you for keeping an eye on the story for us. r
for the model of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. they are gathering evidence from his sprawling home. from south africa with the latest. >> once proud olympian weeped as the judge announced that he would be charged with premeditated murder. police say that cover model girlfriend was shot four times through a bathroom door with a .9 millimeter pistol. major newspapers report the first neighbor on the scene found pistorius trying to revive reeva steenkamp. >> they say he mistook the girlfriend for an intluider. they issued a statement the alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms. nicknamed the blade runner, he was the first double amputee to compete at the olympics and an inspiration around the world. fans say they believe the shooting must have been a horrific accident. ex-girlfriend tweets, i have dated oscar on and off for five years. not once has he ever lifted a finger to me, made me fear for my life. police say they have responded domestic disputes at the home before though not saying it involved reeva steenkamp. a 29-year-old law school graduate whose modeling career was taking off
day for all involved. most especially the family of reeva steenkamp. can you explain how the family is taking all of this? >> reporter: this has obviously been a devastating time for the family of reeva steenkamp. in the past few days, the few statements they have made to the media have expressed just a lot of confusion. and they have asked, just for answers. they have said at times they are trying to be patient. they just really want to understand what could have possibly happened in that home to lead to the death of their beautiful daughter. they are burying their daughter today in a private service in her hometown of port elizabeth. and after that memorial service, which is going on right now, they have said that they will be willing to release some statements, again to the media. we'll learn a little bit more about where they stand at this point. >> all right. bazi kanani, live for us right there in south africa. thank you for that. >>> we're going to move on, now, to syria. one of the most dangerous hot spots on the planet. after two years of bloody conflict there, a u.n. panel
. they have been visiting oscar pistorius from behind bars. they say his girlfriend reeva steenkamp was shot four times through a bathroom door inside his home friday and he is due in court. >>> a private memorial is expected for reeva steenkamp. also over the weekend, south africa broadcast reality show featured the young woman and some are not opposed because reeva steenkamp wanted everybody to see it.$♪$>>. >> venezuela president hugo chavez is home again and it comes more than two months following surgery for cancer. venezuela president hugo chavez made the announcement on his twitter page and says he is home and will continue treatment. >>> president barack obama is in a golf resort in florida. the president arrived in palm beach florida friday night. yesterday the president played 18 holes of golf with tiger woods and they are not allowing any media coverage but they have met in the past but this is the first time tiger woods played golf with the president. all offices are closed, post offices, banks, they are closed in observance of the holiday. bart and muni will be on a saturday s
, and the family of girlfriend reeva steenkamp gathered for her funeral. >> reporter: his father, as he listened to the charges against him that he shot his girlfriend dead in an act of premeditated murder he sobbed. exactly what happened in his high security gated home late on the night of st. valentine last week did oscar pistorius kill his girlfriend reeva steenkamp? yes, his lawyer would concede. but he argued that was mistake. the explanation came by way of a prepared statement read to the court by his lawyer. pistorius claims the couple were deeply in love and went to sleep shortly after 10:00. he woke later to retrieve a fan from the balcony and heard what he thought was an intruder in the bathroom. the world's most famous disabled athlete, walking around in the dead of night only on his stumps it made him, he said, feel vulnerable. allegedly he had this gun by his bed. in the dark, he picked it up and then this. i felt a sense of terror rushing over me. although i do not have my prosthetic legs on i have mobility on my stumps. if i had shot through the toilet door and shouted to reeva to
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